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Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Augusta rose 0.2 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Georgia rate. The unemployment rate in Augusta peaked in September 2011 at 10.1% and is now 5.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Augusta unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Georgia 4.3% 0.0 -1.2
Augusta 4.7% +0.2 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Augusta, Georgia, National

Augusta, Georgia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Augusta, Georgia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Augusta peaked in September 2011 at 26,272. There are now 13,578 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 11,862 in September 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 832. Augusta employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Augusta, Georgia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Augusta 12,694 +583 -1,631

Number of Unemployed Persons

Augusta, Georgia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Georgia
Unemployment Rate
Augusta
Unemployment Rate
Augusta
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.3% 4.7% 12,694
October
2017
4.1% 4.3% 4.5% 12,111
September
2017
4.2% 4.4% 4.4% 11,862
August
2017
4.4% 4.7% 4.6% 12,552
July
2017
4.3% 4.7% 4.6% 12,402
June
2017
4.3% 4.8% 4.8% 12,662
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 5.0% 13,297
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 5.1% 13,766
March
2017
4.5% 5.1% 5.2% 13,840
February
2017
4.7% 5.3% 5.4% 14,308
January
2017
4.8% 5.5% 5.6% 15,012

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.